ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The eastbound lanes of South Orange Avenue between Cherry Lane/Brookside Drive and Wyoming Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic on Friday, Nov. 20; Monday, Nov. 23; and Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The roadwork closing the street was set to be completed Friday, but the recent inclement weather has necessitated an extra two days. The eastbound lane closures will enable the contractor to move equipment safely. The westbound lanes will remain open. This is part of the ongoing $30 million federally-funded project to flatten the curves in the road, enhance motor vehicle safety and improve storm drainage.
During the road closure, motor vehicles traveling eastbound on South Orange Avenue will be detoured north on Cherry Lane to east on Northfield Avenue to south on Wyoming Avenue before returning to South Orange Avenue. The westbound lanes of South Orange Avenue will remain open and there will be no detour.